Sociology Of Sports

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By Michael Atkinson

ISBN-10: 0313340242

ISBN-13: 9780313340246

Mega-events just like the Olympics, the realm Cup of football, the realm sequence of baseball, cycling's journey de France, and the large Bowl draw our awareness to the deep cultural importance of activity and its position in fostering social bonds. but by way of recreation, there isn't any scarcity of dialogue: stereotypes concerning sexuality, race, gender, and youngsters were hotly contested via critics for over forty years. Even this day, game is among the only a few socially authorised websites of violence, excessive festival and regulated different types of social affliction. Battleground: Sports provides the a hundred such a lot contentious private and non-private controversies of the activities international. Highlighted all through are debates surrounding ethnicity, gender, sexuality, and social identification, activities fan habit, in addition to the function of governments and corporations.

Engaging and obtainable to a wide selection of readers, this interesting reference illustrates how activities controversies replicate the traditionally enduring and altering nature of our broader cultures, and the social battles we have interaction on a day by day foundation surrounding the struggles for equality, debates approximately social violence, the ethics of pageant, the politics of civic existence, the construction of worldwide groups, and the State's function in retaining voters. Entries comprise an array of considerate views on old and present controversies, and make allowance readers to formulate their very own conclusions.

Enhanced with a timeline, an intensive consultant of print and digital assets for top institution and undergraduate pupil examine, this one-stop reference is going past the newspaper headlines to supply readers with a advisor map for figuring out what activity controversies educate us approximately our tradition and ourselves.

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